Current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) double-champ, Henry Cejudo, has labeled himself “Triple C” after winning the Bantamweight and Flyweight straps. If you’re wondering where the third champ comes from, it’s for his Olympic gold medal.
But Colby Covington, the former interim-Welterweight champion, is looking to become the real UFC champ-champ-champ.
During a recent media day at American Top Team (ATT), Covington talked about his future goals, which include taking out Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, Lightweight king, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker.
“I want to be champ-champ-champ, the first ever. I’m already breaking all of the history books. In my last fight’s it was the most significant strikes ever thrown. The first family was front row, I got a call from the president,” he added when talking to MMA Junkie.
Indeed, Donald Trump’s sons — Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump — were in attendance to see Covington take out Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN 5. Furthermore, President Trump tweeted out his support for “Chaos” prior to the fight, and he called him up afterward.
And whether you support No. 45 or not, that’s a pretty damn big deal.
Still, Covington has his eye on the prize — more than one, actually — and he is determined to get it down. As determined as he was to get an invite to the White House.
“I can go down to Lightweight and up to Middleweight. I am looking to fight Whittaker, he’s a bum, he’s got no wrestling, no heart, no cardio. Then Khabib, come one man, that sheep lover has got nothing for me. The guy is over in Russia playing with sheep. What is he going to do to raw American steel and twisted sex appeal?”
Of course, step one for “Chaos” is locking down a 170-pound title fight against “The Nigerian Nightmare.” If he can get through him, he then has to defend his strap a few times before he is given the opportunity to move up or down.
If he does get the chance, there is no guarantee Khabib or Whittaker will be holding the straps. At least not if Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya have a say in the matter.